CAPITAL COCINA Y CAFE

This is hands down my favorite restaurant in La Candelaria. This is the very first place that my colleagues brought me upon my arrival. This is the first thing I ate:

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Vegetarian Sandwich. So massive and filling, I always have to take half home.
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Even the water is classy
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Patacones, appetizer. Dip them in guacamole. Yum!
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Juan Pablo Alvarez, owner and chef, behind the bar
  • Juan was born and raised in Bogota and he’s been living in La Candelaria for over a decade. The current Capital Cocina y Cafe has been opened since January, 2011.
  • He started his career as a bartender and then he started cooking at home.
  • He opened his first restaurant seven years ago. However, he only attended a cooking school in Bogota just before starting his current place Capital Cocina y Cafe!
  • Goal for making menu: it changes everyday.
  • His perception of food: always try new things.
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Salmon Fillete y Fresh Roasted Vegetables
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Dessert
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Something like a ‘candied yam’
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Pork, Yams, and Salad

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The Kitchen
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Everybody gets this as a starter: Homemade chips with an addictive dip.
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Post-Work Reward: Salmon, Salad, y Potato Balls (and beer, of course)

Mon-Fri 10am-10pm, Sat 2pm-10pm, Sun – Closed (Only cash, NO CREDIT CARDS)

Calle 10 #2-99 centro historico tel: 342.04.26           https://www.facebook.com/capitalcocina

NOV12. Bogota, Colombia. Instagram various aspects and Hipstamatic

CRISP MURAL AT MASAYA HOSTEL

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hostel location: Carrera 2, #12-48, La Candelaria.

1DEC12. Bogota, Colombia. Canon 550D-Lens EF 18-135mm

CRISP’S BANK WARS’ STICKERS

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Storm Trooper! Check out the guy walking with a briefcase beside him…
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Darth Vader! Check out Monserrate in the background! Perfect location…
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Storm Trooper walking over ganja…

These stickers are at the corner of Carrera 4 y Jimenez in La Candelaria.

https://www.facebook.com/Crispstreetart?fref=ts

1DEC12. Bogota, Colombia. Instagram Lo-Fi and Sierra.

IT IS AIK!

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on Carrera 2, La Candelaria

Previously, I found some “AIK” tagged murals in La Candelaria, but I wasn’t sure. https://jacquelinemhadel.wordpress.com/?s=aik&submit=Search…now I see their tags much more often. It must be a crew.

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NOV12. Bogota, Colombia. Instagram Lo-Fi and Hipstamatic Loftus Lens Black Keys Ultrachrome

STREET ARTIST KAYE

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on Carrera 4, La Candelaria

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I put the Rebel pic up before, but the leopard had been cut off. The woman, artist unknown, but the cyclist and leopard are all Kaye. But, who is Kaye? No one seems to know. Carrera 5, La Candelaria.

NOV12. Bogota, Colombia. Instagram Lo-Fi (iPOD Touch)

AT THE PLAYGROUND (LA CANDELARIA)

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in La Candelaria, on the way to the Playground
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Simon Bolivar
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Naked Girl by the APC

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Wolfman
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Colors with LIK MI ‘Bling Dog’ in upper right corner

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The Ugly are Much More Beautiful

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1DEC12. Bogota, Colombia. Instagram Lo-Fi (iPOD Touch)

MUCHO MAS OLAVE (THE LA CANDELARIA SCULPTOR)

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Man with a toolbox/lunchbox…on a rooftop in El Chorro
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Juggling Unicyclist, in El Chorro Plaza

The next four are in a fenced-in area that I was given permission to enter (on Carrera 5, La Candelaria):

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a Young Grafitero!
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Man with briefcase and cell phone on the way to work

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Just everyday Bogotanos ‘doing their thing…’

1DEC12. Bogota, Colombia. Instagram Lo-Fi (iPOD Touch)

HIDDEN CRISP MASKS

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This is a Guache mural, but can you spot the CRISP mask?
Carrera 2, Calle 12c, La Candelaria
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In El Chorro, La Candelaria.
Do you see the CRISP mask?
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a Close-Up

NOV12. Bogota, Colombia. Instagram Lo-Fi (iPOD Touch)

GAGA & MARILYN

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On a magazine cover in the window of a bookshop on Jimenez.
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Magazine cover in a window of a bookshop on Jimenez in La Candeleria.

1DEC12. Bogota, Colombia. Marilyn – Instagram Lo Fi, Gaga – Hipstamatic Loftus Lens, Black Keys Super Grain Film